Giant Mine (1996)
Giant Mine (1996) Genre(s): Drama

Directed by: Penelope Buitenhuis

Starring: Peter Outerbridge, Thomas Mitchell, Alberta Watson, Richard Fitzpatrick, Peter MacNeill, Wayne Robson, Shawn Doyle, William Forrest MacDonald, Frank Moore, Alan C. Peterson, Scott Speedman, Lubomir Mykytiuk, Chris Owens, Brad Borbridge, Christopher Benson

Synopsis: In 1992, workers at a gold mine in Yellowknife went on strike and things got very, very ugly. Based on a true story.

Ripley's movie review

If I was a filmmaker (and we all know I'm not), I think I would have approached this story differently. I would have slightly condensed the things that happened before September 18, 1992 and included more of what happened after. It felt like it was too long but then it ended too soon. Outerbridge, Mitchell, and Watson were all good but I think the movie could have been better, especially considering the story it was based on.

The real story, courtesy of the CBC. Contains spoilers, obviously.

Added 14 October 2004 at 1:04 AM

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